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Moomin Mug Giveaway!

Posted on | November 16, 2010 | 66 Comments

**This giveaway is now closed**

Today I’m very excited to announce that after my post on Sunday about some gorgeous Moomin themed gifts that are out there waiting for book-loving homes to go to Cooks Paraphernalia have very generously offered two Moomin mugs in a giveaway here on Playing by the book.

Cooks Paraphernalia aims “to provide you with a selection of the best quality kitchenware and related products available in the UK, exceptional customer service and competitive prices“. I’ve not (yet!) shopped there, but my dealings with them so far have been excellent – swift, curteous and positive. As a keen cook myself there are lots of items I like on their shelves, including what they are offering for the giveaway: a pair of beautiful Moomin mugs – “Love” (the most popular design) and “Muddler”.

To enter please visit the Cooks Paraphernalia website, have a look around then come back here and leave a message about one of the items you particularly liked on the site (Moomin themed or otherwise). If you mention the giveaway on Twitter / Facebook / your blog etc leave an additional comment here and that will get you an extra entry. The competition is open worldwide for one week – sometime shortly after 6am Tuesday November 23rd I will randomly select a winner.

Cooks Paraphernalia – or phone 01923-693796

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66 Responses to “Moomin Mug Giveaway!”

  1. MakemineMid-Century
    November 16th, 2010 @ 1:52 am

    I just saw the Moomin Christmas mug – that’s cute in my books!

    You just can’t get Moomin stuff in Australia.

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  2. Maria
    November 16th, 2010 @ 2:12 am

    This is fabulous!!! Even after looking through the site, I still think the Moomin Love Set is my favorite thing!!

  3. Maktaaq
    November 16th, 2010 @ 2:51 am

    I love the 2010 Xmas Moomin mug too…and I wish I’d gotten the 65th anniversary Moomin mug when I was in Finland earlier this year.

  4. Kamakshi
    November 16th, 2010 @ 6:28 am


    Thanks for the lovely giveaway.Just browsed through the site Cooks Paraphernalia.I loved their De Buyer Mineral Frypans.I think an iron surface is the safest medium to cook on.It is very healthy and non toxic.Wish i could buy it right away.

  5. Kamakshi
    November 16th, 2010 @ 6:40 am

    tweeted @kamakshi88

  6. Steph Burgis
    November 16th, 2010 @ 8:12 am

    Ooh, I am very tempted by the AeroLatte milk frother & stand…we could really use that in our house.

    I’ve retweeted the competition (as @stephanieburgis ) – can I mention that within this comment for my extra point? Or do I need to leave a separate comment about the RT? Because I really love those Moomin mugs. :)

  7. Adam
    November 16th, 2010 @ 8:25 am

    The heartbreakingly lonely Groke makes a lovely adornment to a cereal bowl. And she’d keep the milk nice and cold, too. :o)

    Have you read Tove Jansson’s The Dangerous Journey? It’s back in print earlier this month, after 38 years’ absence. The illustrations are stunning, and very different to the more graphic style of Who Will Comfort Toffle and The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My.

  8. Adam
    November 16th, 2010 @ 8:27 am

    Tweeted too. @adamwilde

  9. maggy, red ted art
    November 16th, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Oh my! I ADORE the moomins they are SOOOO cute!! Reminds me that we havent “done” moonins with the children yet.

    Love the look of the La Cafetiere Thermique insulated stainless steel cafetiere 8-cup, the Moonins crockery is even better!

    Thank you for fab giveaway!


  10. Lorraine
    November 16th, 2010 @ 8:48 am

    My friend is a big Moomin fan, and she’d love the Together plate. *plots Christmas presents*

  11. Michelle
    November 16th, 2010 @ 9:25 am

    I really like the Moomin Christmas Mug :)

    Thanks for making this international.


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  12. Make do mum
    November 16th, 2010 @ 9:36 am

    I love the moomins! I’d pick the Moomin adventure mug :)

  13. Make do mum
    November 16th, 2010 @ 9:38 am

    Have also tweeted @makedomum

  14. madwoman-doing-cartwheels
    November 16th, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    I’m in the US so this store is a brand new find. Lots of brands I have never heard of. I found a magnetic knife rack I love
    Eva Solo Magneto Knife Rack
    It is so much better than the one I thought was the best from IKEA that is presently in my kitchen.
    Thanks for the chance to enter for the sweet mugs..

  15. Camila F.
    November 16th, 2010 @ 11:46 am

    The Moomin Love Set (Mug, Bowl & Plate) is adorable! Really sweet!

  16. Hayley
    November 16th, 2010 @ 12:00 pm – Loving those! Thats so cute! Might have to get one for xmas hehe!

  17. Maktaaq
    November 16th, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    Also tweeted @devouredbymice.

  18. paula virgo
    November 16th, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

    The Moomin Love Set is adorable xx

  19. Silvia
    November 16th, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Most definitely the 65th anniversary Moomin mug, with that air of nostalgia that is so characteristic of my favorite works from Tove Jansson. This is a great giveaway, thanks! Fingers crossed…

  20. Katherine
    November 17th, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

    I love 2 things. The Eva Solo Teamaker with a Red Jacket, and the Moomin Christmas Mug 2010 – Skiing Competition. I was brought up on the moomins and they’re fabulous, and I now have family living in Scandinavia. Eva Solo and The Moomins go together perfectly. I would love to win. Many thanks.

  21. Ana Belén
    November 17th, 2010 @ 9:27 pm

    Enter me please! I love Iittala Taika Mug – Blue. It’s very smart.

  22. Ana Belén
    November 17th, 2010 @ 9:27 pm
  23. Ana Belén
    November 17th, 2010 @ 9:28 pm
  24. Simon
    November 17th, 2010 @ 11:47 pm

    I like the Moomintroll on ice Mug. :) Non-moomin stuff, i like the Kartio Tumblers (blue) very cool looking.


  25. Simon
    November 17th, 2010 @ 11:48 pm

    Tweeted as well @cobbiecollinge :)

  26. Emily Hutchinson
    November 18th, 2010 @ 10:22 am

    Night Sailing Moomin mug :)

    Thanks, great prize!

  27. Wendy McDonald
    November 18th, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    Head Chefs Utensils for Kids are awesome! My children would love to cook with these characters!

  28. Wendy McDonald
    November 18th, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Tweeted @wendymcd83
    Thank you x

  29. monika
    November 18th, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    Metrokane 3-piece cheese set – looks beautiful. But I desire these two mugs, these are so beautiful

  30. Marina
    November 18th, 2010 @ 5:48 pm

    Moomin Love Set is so cute!!
    isollea at

  31. Maria
    November 18th, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    For a long time I have been in love with the PEJ Rolling pin with stainless steel ends.

    But the Moomin love set is adorable.

  32. Daria
    November 18th, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

    I really love the Moomin Love Mug *.*
    Love from Italy <3

  33. Sandy
    November 18th, 2010 @ 8:36 pm

    I love the Moomin Christmas 2010 mug.

  34. Carol
    November 18th, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    I LOVE the 2010 Moomin Christmas mug!! I so wish we could get Moomin stuff here in my neck of the woods!

    Will be blogging about your contest too!

  35. Sri
    November 18th, 2010 @ 10:56 pm

    ooh, I liked all of the Moomin bowls. Very cute.

  36. Miranda Hughes
    November 19th, 2010 @ 12:39 am

    Oooh, oooh! (jumping up and down)

    The hattifatteners mug, please, oh please!? :)


  37. Marija
    November 19th, 2010 @ 12:52 am

    I adore the Moomin Love Set. My boyfriend would get such a kick out of this. We often say “mooooo” as a substitue for “I love you!”

  38. Liz
    November 19th, 2010 @ 2:07 am

    The Iittala Kivi Candleholders are adorable as well.


  39. paislea
    November 19th, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    i love the skiing competition mugs! they are sooo cute! i would love to drink out of that after a day at the slopes! ;)

    allister bee fashion blog

  40. Sheri Dover
    November 19th, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    It’s gotta’ be the Moomin Love Mug. How can I help it; it’s popular for a reason :)

  41. Galina
    November 19th, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

    awwww Moomins, my all time favourite family, loved them since my childhood and still have all the books. Love those mugs, and I think I know what to put on my Christmas wish list.
    Thank you!

  42. Laura
    November 19th, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    Kaiser La Forme heart-shape pan.
    Perfectly timed to prepare for a pretty productive yet perishable valentine pleasure

  43. Sara R.
    November 19th, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

    Soho Magnetic Spice Rack – 12 containers

  44. Liz Burton
    November 19th, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    Love the Moomins crockery

  45. robin baker
    November 19th, 2010 @ 4:49 pm

    I have always been partial to the magnetic spice containers mainly because I am fascinated by small containers and magnets are cool.

  46. ne-knopka
    November 19th, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

    I like Soho Magnetic Spice Rack – 12 container

  47. ne-knopka
    November 19th, 2010 @ 8:17 pm
  48. Jane
    November 19th, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

    The Moomin adventures were very special to me as a child and now as a Children’s Librarian I love to see the joy they bring my readers as they discover a magical world of adventure with a very real sense of humour and humanity. There is wit, love, sadness and reflection in these wonderful books that children naturally connect with. I am hard pushed to choose just one item but the Moomin Mug – The Inspector is the one my readers would probably choose for me (for various reasons…) and I do love the design I do hope I have a Moomin mug for Christmas – my readers would be delighted to see me enjoying my coffee with this too I am sure!

  49. ne-knopka
    November 19th, 2010 @ 8:18 pm
  50. Sarah
    November 19th, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    Moomin Christmas mug & the Star cookie cutter for kids s pretty awesome

  51. Heidi K.
    November 20th, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    I really like their La Rochere Bee Design Tumblers. Very cute!

  52. Julie
    November 20th, 2010 @ 2:17 am

    I love, love, love the Moomin Christmas mug! So adorable!

  53. Shelly Hollingsbee
    November 20th, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    The Soho Magnetic Spice rack looks great, would clear up my problem of a rather disorganised cupbaord!

  54. Shelly Hollingsbee
    November 20th, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    Have also tweeted @Mooncheese78 :)

  55. Katherine Ryan
    November 20th, 2010 @ 12:46 pm

    My favourite item is the ‘Soho Magnetic Spice Rack – 12 containers’, so cute AND practical :)

    Kate1485 at

  56. Katherine Ryan
    November 20th, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    I tweeted about it:

    Kate1485 at

  57. Katherine Ryan
    November 20th, 2010 @ 12:47 pm

    I shared it on Facebook:

    Kate1485 at

  58. Tracy Brown
    November 20th, 2010 @ 1:28 pm

    Oh My word! I LOVE Moomins!! Have to say I love everything on the website but I love love love the Moomin adventure mug!

    Thank you for the giveaway x

  59. Tracy Brown
    November 20th, 2010 @ 1:28 pm
  60. Zee
    November 20th, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    i love the skiing mug!

  61. Rachelle
    November 20th, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    I love the moomin cutlery! There was loads of moomin stuff in Finland when I visited and it is lovely to see it over here now.

  62. Emilie
    November 20th, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    I just love the Moomin Bowl – Stinky. Such a cute villain!

  63. Judi
    November 21st, 2010 @ 6:47 pm

    We love kitchen stuff here at our house! I think shopping for kitchen gadgets is one of my favorite things to shop for. I looked around their site and found a kitchen scale I liked (Escali Primo Digital Electric Scales, Chrome finish) – ours recently broke!

  64. Anthony Elvy
    November 21st, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    Moomin love set


    Possibly the rosie multi cutter

  65. Marlowe
    November 21st, 2010 @ 9:17 pm

    What cute cups! I love the olivewood mortar and pestle!
    marloweopat at gmail dot com

  66. Anamaria
    November 22nd, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the reminder, Zoe! I like them all, but perhaps especially the Snufkin mug.

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